Workforce Fairness Institute

Issues

Fairness in the workplace requires the equitable treatment of all employees - union and non-union - as well as small business owners. Everyone is entitled to a right to work, the freedom of association and a right to do business.

Unfortunately, Big Labor isn't interested in fairness; they are only interested in expanding their power and collecting more dues. To further these ends, they are promoting a number of controversial policy proposals that have gained traction thanks to their political allies.

If you're concerned about fairness in the workplace, you should know more about the issues below:

  • The Truth About “Worker Centers”

    What do you do when you’re a labor boss at a time when union membership is at its lowest point in over 50 years? Anything you can to save a sinking ship, apparently. That includes forming new union front groups called “worker centers” to pull in additional funding for unionization efforts. By forming under the guise of charitable organizations, worker centers are able to seek funding from a wider array of sources than traditional unions.

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    Stop The Nuclear Option!

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has threatened to drop the nuclear option on the United States Senate. This is a major change in U.S. Senate rules where the majority can strip the minority of its ability to effectively oppose presidential nominees. The minority would no longer be able to use the filibuster to voice their opinion on nominees for critically important appointments across the government including the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

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  • Protecting Employees' Rights At All Times

    America's workers need protections against unfair Big Labor schemes. The Employee Rights Act, currently under consideration in Congress, guarantees secret ballots for ALL union elections. It also prevents employees from seeing their hard-earned dues paying for union political activities that they disagree with. And it offers employees the right to a choose whether or not they want continued union representation.

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    Keep Employees' Emails & Phones Secure Act

    Your personal contact information should be kept private – at all times. But the National Labor Relations Board thinks differently, setting rules to force employers to hand over email addresses and telephone numbers to Big Labor bosses. The plan: forcing you to join a union.

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  • National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

    The NLRB should be an independent, impartial body in charge of overseeing fair elections and relations between employers and unions in the private sector. But labor bosses have been working to have their allies placed on the board to accomplish administratively whatever cannot be achieved legislatively.

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    Employee 'Forced' Choice Act (EFCA)

    One of the biggest threats to small businesses and their employees, this legislation should be more accurately called the Employee "Forced" Choice Act because it would establish coercive practices such as eliminating the secret ballot with card check and mandatory, binding arbitration, which would empower government to mandate contracts on employees and employers alike without their consent.

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  • Secret Ballot Protection Act

    The Secret Ballot Protection Act (SBPA) is legislation WFI supports that will guarantee the right of every American worker to have a secret ballot election during workplace elections. The bill would guarantee workers the opportunity to cast a secret ballot before a collective bargaining unit can be organized.

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    Craig Becker Re-Nomination To NLRB

    Nomination to serve to serve on "independent" agency is an affront to job creators. The Senate, in a bipartisan fashion, rejected Becker once and small businesses across the country will work to make sure it happens again.

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  • Project Labor Agreements (PLAs)

    PLAs eliminate merit (non-union) shop contractors from competing for and winning government construction projects. This policy would discriminate against more than eight out of 10 construction workers in the private workforce based solely on union membership.

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    "High Road" Contracting Policy

    This contracting policy would allow government to use its authority over how taxpayer money is spent to favor unions and their agenda by giving preference to any federal government contractor who complies with union demands.

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  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

    Labor bosses are undermining our national security by placing workers at the TSA in a union. Agencies dealing with threats need to be able to respond as quickly as possible to ensure the safety of Americans who are traveling. We should not give Big Labor veto authority over our nation's security.

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    Micro Unions

    In a move that will tie businesses up in red tape, the NLRB is allowing labor bosses to organize "micro-unions" with as few as three or four workers. This unprecedented move will sow division and disharmony in the workplace and destroy small businesses. The only people who benefit from micro-unions are Big Labor bosses.

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